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Hazleton Mold Remediation Professionals

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IPS Restoration
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Boz C.
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Terrific folks! I needed my basement cleaned after 17 years of no cleaning. They vacuumed the ceiling, cleaned walls and floor, wiped all items that had mold. They even organized the basement. Air scrubbers and dehumidifier. I would use them again.

FastPro Restoration
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Liz P.
Verified review

We had an emergency situation when the sewer in our rental property backed up. Another company got things flowing again, but there was damage and mold potential due to flooding. The crew responded within hours to clear the flooded area and completely cleanse to avoid mold. I was relieved because there is a young child residing there. Our situation could not have been handled more professionally. Thank you Tad Doyle!

  • 14 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqueline W.
Verified review

Larry provided me with services per some environmental concerns that I had in regards to mold. He was able to assess the situation in such a expert manner. He showed himself to be a consummate professional not only per environmental concerns but per building structure itself. He's even been there to assist with follow up questions or concerns and even though I feel like I am nagging him at times, he's done nothing but take the time to adequately answer per any questions or concerns that I've had.

Black Forest Mold
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mary S.
Verified review

Black Forest Mold explained step by step how mold grows and why. They inspected my home and found where the water intrusion was coming from. Black Forest Mold provided a detailed written proposal to remediate the mold and how to repair where the water intrusion was. They put my fears at rest. I am extremely pleased that I chose them. Black Forest technicians were knowledgeable and professional. Everything as promised was completed. Black Forest Mold uses an independent lab for testing and guarantees their results for a year. I recommend Black Forest Mold without hesitation.

  • 29 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Bill F.
Verified review

Sam was involved in mold removal that resulted from a leaking roof. He recommended a roofer who was very good. Sam Eramo was very cooperative and professional. He made excellent suggestions regarding the work and recommended investigating an insurance claim. The quality of his work was very good. I have no areas of concern where I felt a need to complain. I would definitely use his services in the future if the need arose.

Pure Dry Restorations
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dale L.
Verified review

My experience with PureDry went great. They showed up on time and were very professional. I had my crawlspace sprayed with a antimicrobial spray then painted. Also had my crawlspace encapsulated with thick 12 mill plastic. Job came out great I highly recommend them to anyone with a mold or waterproofing problem.

RCS Restorations, Inc.
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly Z.
Verified review

Ron and the crew at RCS provided us with great service. They were thorough and detailed and were available for any questions we had, both prior to and during the job. They went above and beyond to rearrange their schedule to meet our time constraints, which was greatly appreciated. I would definitely recommend contacting them for an estimate to see what they can do for your mold remediation and restoration needs. Thanks, Ron!

Integraclean & Dry
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Richard P.
Verified review

Caring and outstanding staff. I am so pleased that we found them. Very trusting. Scott is a very caring person. Don't make a mistake; hire them!

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leslie K.
Verified review

Honest and Professional

About

We have been a professional water, fire, smoke and mold damage remediation company serving the Lehigh Valley for over 21 years.

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We have highly qualified mold testing and investigation personnel and certified mold remediation technicians. We're a PA registered contractor and fully insured. We have been providing comprehensive mold services since 1995.

  • 4 years in business
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My company is honest and reliable. My company does a good inspection and we give you all results and remediation guidelines as soon as possible.

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Decontamination of interior substance growth providing clean habitable air after completion.

Q & A

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What is a mold remediation?

Mold remediation is the process of identifying and removing unhealthy levels of mold that have colonized in a home, office, school or other building. Over time, if untreated, mold can destroy a home by breaking down cellulose-based materials (like wood or ceiling tiles) and causing a slow and messy decay. In the shorter term, a mold infestation can cause severe health problems. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), mold can trigger respiratory problems, nasal and sinus congestion, eye irritation, nose or throat irritation, skin irritations, problems with your nervous system, and aches and pains. Mold inspection and mold remediation are often requested in tandem, although they are two separate services. Nationally, mold inspection costs range from $250 to $300. If mold has been positively identified in your house, either by visual examination or through mold testing, remediation can safely remove it. Properly trained and equipped professionals use specialized equipment (like vacuums and air scrubbers with HEPA filters) to keep mold spores contained while they remove contaminated materials and treat infested areas with antimicrobial spray. A key component to a successful mold remediation after eliminating the mold is ensuring that the water source that caused the mold infestation is also resolved.

How does mold remediation work?

Mold remediation can eliminate mold colonies from your home or business. Mold is a normal part of daily life, but in wet or humid settings mold can quickly colonize and spread by making spores. Whether visible or hidden, untreated mold can cause real health problems and cause extensive (and expensive) damage to your property. Mold remediation involves killing the mold, removing the dead mold and preventing future mold growth. Here is an example of the steps involved in professional mold remediation:

  • Contain work area and apply negative air pressure HEPA air purifiers to prevent cross-contamination. If spores spread, the colonies can easily regrow elsewhere in your home.
  • Mist an EPA-registered antimicrobial to suspend and kill mold spores.
  • Remove affected building surfaces.
  • Bag and dispose of contaminated materials properly.
  • Treat cavities/underlayment and dehumidify.
  • Abrasively remove dead loose mold.
  • Apply EPA-registered protective sealer.
  • Perform clearance testing.

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How is a mold test done?

Mold testing can help identify a mold infestation in your home or business. Mold inspection costs can vary based on the type of test you want done and the number of samples you request. The national average mold inspection cost is $250-$300. The EPA explains that if you have a visible mold problem, in most cases sampling and testing is unnecessary. However, if you have unexplained and potential mold-related illness or can smell mold in your house, mold inspection costs may be a good investment. To avoid unscrupulous testers, the EPA recommends working with a testing agency that adheres to the analytical methods laid out by professional organizations such as the American Industrial Hygiene Association or the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. Mold inspection costs can vary based on the type of testing done. Prices can also vary, depending on the size of the home, the number of surface areas to be tested, and the extent of the mold infestation. Here are some examples of mold inspection average costs:

  • Swab testing: $200-$300
    • A professional collects a surface swab from a potentially infested area for testing in a lab. Some professionals have concerns about this being the sole test done because it only gathers a small amount of data from a certain area of the house. That’s why it’s frequently done in conjunction with air cell testing.
  • Air cell testing: $250-$350
    • A professional collects an air sample in the home to measure the amount of mold spores in the air. This test is frequently done in conjunction with swab testing to ensure more complete data. Costs are higher for this test because the equipment required of the contractor is more expensive.
  • Both air cell and swab tests provided by the same company: $400-$600.

How do you get rid of mold?

Mold is a naturally occurring and important part of our ecosystem. That said, excessive mold can actually be hazardous to your health. Mold remediation is usually the best strategy to get rid of unhealthy levels of mold in your home or office. If you’re not comfortable working with mold or the area is larger than 10 square feet (3 feet by 3 feet), it is highly recommended to hire a mold remediation professional to resolve the problem. However, if you’re DIY-savvy, don’t have any health risks, and are not freaked out by mold, the EPA gives homeowners the greenlight to clean mold areas that are less than 10 square feet. Here are some EPA-recommended DIY cleaning tips:

  • Fix plumbing leaks and other water problems as soon as possible. Dry all items completely.
  • Scrub mold off hard surfaces with detergent and water, and dry completely.
  • Throw away absorbent or porous materials (like ceiling tiles and carpet) if they become moldy.
  • Avoid exposing yourself or others to mold.
  • Do not paint or caulk moldy surfaces. Clean up the mold and dry the surfaces before painting. Paint applied over moldy surfaces is likely to peel.
  • If you are unsure about how to clean an item (art, fine furniture, etc.) consult a reputable specialist affiliated with a professional organization in their field.

Is mold damage covered by insurance?

Mold damage may or may not be covered by your homeowner's insurance. Mold damage is caused by standing water and excess moisture. Mold damage can be covered by insurance when an item already covered under your homeowners insurance breaks accidentally — for example, if your plumbing suddenly ruptures and water floods your house, the homeowners insurance will cover part or all of the costs for the plumbing repair and any mold remediation costs necessary as a direct result of the water damage.

But you may not be able to get insurance to pay for your mold remediation costs if the damage is a result of your neglect — for example, if you’ve had a slow leak under your bathroom sink for years and have ignored the issue. If the insurer can determine that the mold damage is a result of your negligence, they likely won’t cover mold remediation costs. Also, most homeowners insurance will usually not cover mold remediation costs after a flood unless you have a special insurance rider covering your home in case of a flood. To help prevent mold damage, always keep humidity levels in your house between 30 percent and 60 percent, clean up water spills and damp areas right away, and ensure you have exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom.

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